Colombo's first project for Oluce, the only one worked on together with his brother Gianni. From then on, the two Colombo brothers clearly separated their fields: Joe left art in which he had shown interesting promise with ''Nucleari'', while Gianni no longer worked in design, becoming one of the leading exponents of the kinetic, programmed movement.
- The 281 model, created in 1962, was immediately nicknamed ''Acrilica'' due to its surprising conspicuousness and exception innovation of the significant curve made from acrylic.
- Methacrylate, used for about a decade in the field of lighting, usually in thin sheets that are cut or thermoformed, found a very particular use here: its thickness and curve meant that, thanks to its conduction properties, the light from a fluorescent lamp contained within the painted steel base moved through the transparent body, eventually lighting the head in an incredible way.
- Due to this ''magical movement'', ''281'' is more a work of kinetic art than a lamp. In 1964, ''Acrilica'' won the gold medal at the XIII Triennial in Milan.
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